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Cote, Michel F

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Michel F Cote in a hybrid release of country and actuelle music that is unpredictable and funny with help from artists such as Bernard Falaise, Frank Martel, Billie Folliday, etc.

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Michel F. Cote-drums, percussion, vocals, whistle, harmonica, glockenspiel, bells, organ

Claude Fradette-acoustic guitar, electric guitar

Bernard Falaise-electric bass, electric guitar, acoustic guitar

Frédéric Boudreault-electric bass

Frank Martel-theremin

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UPC: 771028113729

Label: Ambiances Magnetiques
Catalog ID: AM 137
Squidco Product Code: 23115

Format: CD
Condition: VG+
Released: 2005
Country: Canada
Packaging: Cardstock Gatefold Sleeve, not sealed
Recorded between 1999 and 2005 at Studio 270 and Chopping Center in MontrŽal, CA by Robert Langlois.

This is a USED (previously owned) item

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Sealed overstock copy, brand new.

"The adaptable Michel F Cote presents a set of 19 songs and short country blues oriented works. For Cote this is a suprisingly accessible work, though certainly creatively accessible, with unusual instrumentation and sampling, traditional blues instruments augmented by voice, synth, theremin, even "poor whistling", with overall interesting spatial qualities and unique directions. Some of the songs sample directly from the artists covered, such as "Spike Driver Blues" featuring Mississipi John Hurt himself on vocals, or Billie Holliday's "I Can't Give You Anything but Love" with a crackly Billie singing over the updated song. Frequent collaborators Jean Derome, Bernard Falaise, Normand Guilbeault, Tom Walsh, etc, bring out the best in the music; a very interesting and enjoyable release."-Ambiance Magnetiques

Artist Biographies

"Initially a radio character, drummer, and composer, Michel F. Côté became a member of the collective Ambiances Magnétiques in 1988. Since that time, his activities have got encompassed free of charge improvisation along with his groupings Bruire and Klaxon Gueule, sound-art collaborations with Diane Labrosse and Christof Migone, and composing for dance, movie theater, and film. Côté was raised with rock and roll, admiring drummers like Led Zeppelin's powerhouse John Bonham and Yes/Ruler Crimson's man-of-finesse Costs Bruford. But he initial got into the music globe through radio, starting to transmit programs of innovative music in the first '80s at Montreal's community place, CIBL. In 1985, he begun to are a researcher and web host for "Chants Magnétiques" and afterwards "Musique Actuelle" at Radio-Canada, Canada's nationwide francophone radio. A music buff, he sucked in a huge selection of noises and affects, developing his drumming abilities but most of all his studio appearance. In 1988, Côté became the 8th person in Ambiances Magnétiques and documented his first recording beneath the name Bruire. An clothing of unpredictable geometry centered across the drummer, Bruire reinvented itself with each recording. Côté's evolution like a musician could be witnessed through the deconstructed pop tracks of Le Barman A Tort de Sourire (1989) towards the sensitive miniatures of Les Fleurs de Léo (1992) as well as the abstract improvised compositions on L'Âme de l'Objet (1995), a focus on in his discography. In the meantime, Côté started to create incidental music for theatre, dance, and film. This facet of his function quickly became probably the most time-consuming and commercially, aswell as artistically, practical, though it intended employed in the shadows. Since 1995 he is a regular collaborator of playwright/filmmaker Robert Lepage, composing and carrying out the music for the play Les Sept Branches de la Rivière Ota, carrying out in the theatrical cabaret Zulu Period, and composing as well as Bernard Falaise the music of his film Nô. The drummer also caused the dance troupe Carbone 14, and playwrights Wajdi Mouawad and Brigitte Haentjens. The single recording Compil Zouave culls excerpts from these different ratings. In the past due '90s, Côté created a pastime in live consumer electronics and shifted his music toward freer and more-textural pastures. A cooperation with sound designer and Avatar member Christof Migone (Vex, 1998) activated an exploration of the electro-acoustic improvisation that created in Austria and Germany at the same. This fresh vision is recorded on Muets, the next recording by his trio Klaxon Gueule (with Falaise and Alexandre St-Onge)."

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"Bernard Falaise. Born Montréal, Québec, 1965. Residence: Montréal, Québec. Composer, Performer (guitar).

Bernard Falaise was born in Montréal, where he currently lives. He plays electric guitar, composes and improvises - all with evident joy - for Miriodor, Klaxon Gueule, les Projectionnistes, Diesel and other groups. He has written for the Ensemble contemporain de Montréal (ECM), Quartango and the Isis Quartet, and has created music for exhibitions, television, the theatre and dance. Allergic to labels, Falaise explores acid rock, twelve-tone waltzes and industrial tangos with equal enthusiasm."

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Track Listing:

1 Slow Town 3:46

2 My Girl 2:59

3 Finale à Falaise 2:24

4 Cheval mort 3:14

5 Cowboy à pied 1:02

6 Spike Driver Blues 3:51

7 Sitting Bull 2:34

8 Yeux de Lucie 3:24

9 Cœur de Giovanni 1:44

10 Parti longtemps 2:38

11 The Prairies 2:58

12 I Can't Give You Anything But Love (part two) 4:02

13 Vision d'homme blanc 1:40

14 House Carpenter 1:57

15 Départ à Fradette 2:20

16 Medium Town 1:35

17 Drunkard's Special 4:49

18 Boul Curé-Labelle 2:27

19 Incendies 3:33

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